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A Quilt Top from Men’s Wool Suiting

September 17, 2012

We were discussing in class how every bit of available fabric was used for quilts back in the early part of the century. I can remember my Grandmother in Saskatchewan making quilts from men’s suiting as well as other unusual fabrics. They weren’t used for  wall art but on the bed to keep family cozy when you could see your breath inside the bedroom on a cold winter’s night. My Grandmother even arranged quilts to make quilt walls for a makeshift inside toilet when grandchildren were too scared or cold to visit the outhouse at night.

One of our students, Betty from Alberta works in a store that sells men’s suits.  She has access to many many scraps of  beautiful wool fabrics.  To make a long story short, she asked George Taylor from Alaska, a class mate to sew togeher a Log Cabin quilt top for her.  George, brought it to class to give to her.  It’s ready to be quilted so maybe we will be able to see it once again.   What a beautiful work of art.  Do you have any pictures of quilts made from wool that you’d like to share with us or a story or two about the quilts????.  If so, send me a picture or two in an email and a couple of paragraphs.  Gail

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Penny Peters permalink
    September 17, 2012 4:40 pm

    Great job George! What a nice collaboration between you and Betty!

  2. September 17, 2012 6:56 pm

    Wow! I love the neutrals.

  3. Lexa permalink
    September 18, 2012 3:47 am

    Well done George!

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